A black bear popped up over the weekend in southern Wisconsin. “It’s pretty rare. I’ve never heard of this and have been working here for 23 years,” says Waunakee Police Chief Kevin Plendl. The bear was first spotted Saturday afternoon in a neighborhood and it stayed through the weekend.
“It sounds like it’s still in the area, a resident contacted us this morning and advised that the bear was in his yard at 10 o’clock last night. This was less than a mile of where it was originally spotted on Saturday,” says Plendl.
The bear hasn’t shown any aggression, so the advice given to Plendl from DNR experts is, just leave it alone, and hopefully it will find its way to where it came from.